Piper Jaffray Cos Stock Upgraded (PJC)
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- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 81.81% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 71.13% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, PJC should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- PIPER JAFFRAY COS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PIPER JAFFRAY COS INC turned its bottom line around by earning $2.61 versus -$6.04 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.62 versus $2.61).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 246.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $2.93 million to $10.15 million.
- Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to -$183.53 million or 9.97% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, PIPER JAFFRAY COS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -120.44%.
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